About meaning and possibilities of large-format paintings
December 01, 2018 – January 20, 2019 // Künstlerhaus Dortmund
Current prints of 100 artists mainly from central Germany
November 30, 2018 – January 27, 2019 // Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig
A solo show with painting and printmaking created within the last four years.
November 02 – December 15, 2018 // Galerie Haus 23, Cottbus
My painting is marked by its references to recent political, economic and social events and affairs. It is determined by its content and meant to convey a message related to highly topical debates. The fundamental changes and developments of recent years like digitization, continual monitoring and surveillance, but also terror, violence and the globalization process are constituents of my work and motivate my painting.
All these changes are increasingly intangible and communicated through the media in an indirect way which I try to reflect on in form and content. Pixels and spray paint for example serve as a leitmotif to represent systematic disinformation. Letters, codes, numbers or grids may on the one hand symbolize the continous flood of information. On the other hand it refers to the idea of total control through reason and technology. In general I am interested in capturing the zeitgeist of an era that is characterized by radical changes, dissolution, fear and destruction. Through the process of painting speed comes to a standstill which - for me - is the prerequisite for gaining a better picture of what is actually happening around us.